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@Rochester: Dec. 2, 2008

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In Today's Issue

  • Remembrance Tonight Will Honor Victims of Mumbai Attacks
  • New Blog Promotes Dialog On Diversity
  • Free Readings of Play in Progress Set for This Week
  • Financial Session Focuses on Budgeting
  • Register Today for Baby Sign Language Information Session
  • Event Highlight: Music on My Mind Concert
  • Rochester in the News: Daniela Niesta on the Color Red
  • In Higher Ed: The Newest Trademark? College Colors

News and Announcements

Remembrance Tonight Will Honor Victims of Mumbai Attacks

Student groups Sigma Beta Rho, ADITI, and HSA, are hosting a moment of remembrance for the victims of the terrorist attacks in Mumbai, India, at 8 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 2, on the steps of Wilson Commons. Those in attendance are asked to wear white, the Indian color of mourning and peace. J. Edward Puzas, professor of orthopaedics, was among the survivors of the attack. Puzas, who was in Mumbai for a medical conference, shared his story with local media yesterday. (13WHAM-TV, WROC-TV 8, WXXI, WHEC-TV 10

New Blog Promotes Dialog on Diversity

The Office for Faculty Development and Diversity has launched a new blog, Diverse Voices, as a forum for members of the Rochester community who are engaged, or have an interest, in diversity at the University.  The blog is aimed at informing the community about ongoing efforts, both inside and outside the University, and to stimulate conversation around a multitude of diversity topics. 

Free Readings of Play in Progress Set for This Week

Andy Bragen, who teaches an undergraduate playwriting class, is collaborating with students on a new play commissioned by the International Theatre Program. A free reading of the work-in-progress is planned for 8 p.m. on Dec. 5 and 6 at Todd Theatre. It is open to the public. The premiere of the finished play is scheduled to open April 23. Read more...

Financial Session Focuses on Budgeting

Learn how to budget today, Dec. 2, from noon to 1 p.m. in room 1-9535-Northeastern in the Medical Center. The session will be conducted by a representative from Canandaigua National Bank & Trust, as part of the Financial Health Bites series. Guests and brown-bag lunches are welcome. 

Register Today for Baby Sign Language Information Session

Linda Schmackpfeffer will lead a one-hour class on Baby Sign Language for hearing babies at noon on Tuesday, Dec. 9, in 3-6408 (K-307) Medical Center. A question-and-answer session will follow. Registration is required a week in advance at 475-0432. Brown-bag lunches are welcome. Read more...


Wednesday, Dec. 3

Music on My Mind Concert: Flaum Atrium, Medical Center. 5 p.m.

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Rochester in the News

Good Morning America (Dec. 1)

"The Color of Love"

Post-doctoral researcher Daniela Niesta, who worked with psychology professor Andrew Elliot on a study showing that the color red enhances men's attraction to women, was featured on Good Morning America. An ABC correspondent, citing the Rochester study, conducted experiments of her own and found similar results. Read more...

In Higher Education

Inside Higher Ed (Dec. 1)

"The Newest Trademark? College Colors"

An apparel company's t-shirts that mimicked college teams' colors violated federal law, a U.S. appeals court rules. Read more...

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